Several New iUniverse Titles Earn Publisher’s Choice Designation

New York, NY, August 12, 2007 --( Twenty-seven exceptional iUniverse titles received the coveted Publisher’s Choice designation during the month of July. Publisher’s Choice titles written by American authors are displayed in the author’s local Barnes & Noble bookstore for a minimum of eight weeks. Titles written by Canadian authors are displayed in the author’s local Chapters Indigo store for the same amount of time.

To become eligible for Publisher’s Choice, authors must first publish their books through the iUniverse Premier Pro Publishing Package. From there, titles that receive the Editor's Choice designation for editorial quality and meet key cover design standards receive the prestigious Publisher’s Choice designation.

Publisher’s Choice gives authors the chance to discover if they have what it takes to succeed in the publishing marketplace by providing the support needed to develop a customized, professional marketing plan. This support includes marketing tips and ideas, a sample marketing plan, a title information sheet template, and the opportunity to communicate one-on-one with an iUniverse marketing associate.

After authors develop their marketing plans and title information sheets, iUniverse submits these documents to a national buyer at Barnes & Noble or Chapters Indigo. This buyer then determines where the books will be stocked and the number of books to purchase for the eight-week stocking period.

iUniverse titles that received the Publisher’s Choice designation during July are:

Who Killed Callaway by John Rhodes
The Disappearance of Lilya Bekirova by Michelle Dixson
The Sex Ed Chronicles by Stuart Nachbar
2060 by Janet Rainwater
Emperor! by Lanny Fields
Successful Real Estate Selling by Thomas Mourning
Magnitude 8.3 by Larry and Bonnie Capots
The Search for God by Laila Sabet
Cibolero by Kermit Lopez
Coyote Kill by Karen Wilson
Desert Lily by Peter Pascaris
Unwanted Inheritance by Robert Bolin
Solemnly Swear by Joseph Porrazzo
Taking Back From 419 by Chidi Igwe
Did I Expect Angels by Willard and Kathryn Maughan
My Stretch in the Service by Robert Mason
Prosperity Consciousness by Steven and Chutisa Bowman
A Beckoning Hellfire by Julie Hawkins
Finding Gifts in Depression by Carolyn Hansen
Bones of the Dead by Elle Newmark
The Card House by Antonio Francesca
The Nightmare That is Public Education by Dr. Renato C. Nicolai
Kierkegaard's Clown by Jerome Donovan
Rooke’s Island by SK Whalen
Desert Journey by Dr. Jerry Burgener
Logical Faith by Joseph Provenzano and Richard Kropf
The Walking Man by Constance Irvin

“iUniverse is the only supported self-publishing company that makes real investments in its most promising titles,” said Susan Driscoll, iUniverse president and CEO. “The Publisher’s Choice designation is just one example of our dedication to identifying, supporting and celebrating books that have the potential for greater commercial success.”

For more information about these titles, Publisher’s Choice or iUniverse book publishing, editing and marketing services, please visit

About iUniverse:

iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals publish, market and sell fiction, poetry and nonfiction books. The company utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing companies in the , publishing more than 5,000 new titles each year. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse partners with industry leading author organizations, including the Authors Guild, the Harlem Writers Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) to bring innovative programs to their members. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the United States and Canada Chapters Indigo in and has offices in New York City, Shanghai and Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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